Martin Mensah

I am an experienced advocate appearing in Employment tribunals across the country and at the Employment Appeal Tribunal. If you are an employer or employee and have a dispute relating to TUPE, unfair dismissal or discrimination, I can provide you with quality, straightforward and swift advice at a competitive rate.

I have had extensive exposure to a variety of tribunals, including interim order hearings and complex multi-day fitness to practise hearings. 

I have considerable experience in calling and challenging experts in the field and dealing with vulnerable witnesses.

I have successfully defended professionals before their respective disciplinary tribunals.

My approach

I am very thorough and well organised

I am prepared to travel to my clients, although I would charge the costs of travel. I am happy to have telephone conferences or pre-trial discussions over Skype and have made use of this with clients in the past

Costs: I set fixed fees so that you know exactly how much you will have to pay

My work

I act for various trade unions and local authorities. Should matters proceed to the Tribunal, I am an experienced trial advocate retained by local authorities (and so very familiar with Respondent work) with an excellent track record of success. I am adept at handling work for Claimants and Respondents.

I have been direct access accredited since 2008 and have been dealing direct with clients since then. I have experience of many such enquiries and endeavour to offer a user-friendly and reliable service. I have successfully run multi-day unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

In addition to trials, I provide advice on all aspects from recruitment to termination, draft and negotiating compromise agreements and employment contracts, can assist with the enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality against departing or ex-employees, advise on managing sickness absence, disciplinary and grievance procedures and provide you with bespoke training on all aspects of employment law.

I advise businesses and charities on all aspects of employment law and have a particular interest in the development of social media and its impact in the workplace. I regularly advise and represents large and small businesses in discrimination claims, TUPE issues, restrictive covenants including the removal of confidential business information and unfair dismissal disputes. My recent advisory experience involves assisting companies with the TUPE implications of service provision changes and the contractual implications for several employees.

My recent tribunal experience involves defending an employer against an unfair dismissal claim based on childcare requirements and a whistleblowing claim against employers. I deliver seminars and have recently provided an in-house seminar on discrimination in the provision of goods and services and spoke about the impact of religion and belief in the workplace for my Chambers employment law seminar. I keep up to date with the latest legal developments and have recently provided an article on the potential impact of tribunal fees

About me

I have been a barrister for more than 10 years, encompassing a wide range of specialisms and offering high calibre advocacy and written advice on prospects of success on claims.

What my clients say

“This is to say a very big thank you for the very professional way that you carried out your tasks in the process of your defence of the case. I couldn't have asked for a better Barrister. You were just fab! Thank you”

"I was looking for legal advice on my rights following unlawful deduction of wages by my former employer. Mr Mensah was able to respond promptly to my enquiry. His advice was thorough and detailed, and he was happy to answer follow up questions that I had without further charge. Mr Mensah's expertise and professionalism was evident in all my dealings with him and I would not hesitate to recommend him." Mr Lim, London, July 2013

Professional & academic

LLB Law, University of Liverpool. Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School